Talking about conversations

Notes on week 905

With these weeknotes I publicly track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.

Behavior Design AMS

Last week on Thursday night, I visited in Amsterdam for the quarterly Behavior Design AMS event, where I gave a talk (photo by Iskander). The evening was all about the conversational interface, and after two more practical lectures about this, I did something more wide-ranging, talking about conversations in real-life, novels, games, and of course software. My slides are up on SlideShare.

Mostly, though, I continued my RIVE deadline sprint. I spent two days on it at Two Tribes and at least one at home, tweaking the story elements in the first eight mission (out of 12 or 13). It’s becoming more enjoyable at this stage, as I move from looking up against a huge pile of work to most of it being in place. All the fun little details start making a difference now.

In the background, work on Geometry Girl continued in collaboration with Maurice and Saskia, and I also did some work on the Antegods comic book project for Codeglue.

What else? I…

Average step count per day: 8.690
Average staircase count per day: 17
Average sleep per night: 6:29
Average weight: 87,5 kg